Accomplishments: Division of Student Affairs
December 2, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) delivered a presentation on the importance of diversity and inclusion in K-12 schools, along with ways to implement social justice education in the classroom. The presentation was given at the annual Career Day held at Kit Carson International Academy.
November 19, 2019
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity & Social Justice) recently co-presented two sessions at the 2019 Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference. They were "The Theoretical Engagements of Scholarship on Queer and Trans People in Higher Education: A Look at the Last Ten Years" (research paper) "Remaining Logic: A Queer of Color Critique of Higher Education Research, Practice, & Policy" (interactive symposium).
November 19, 2019
Janna Bernstein (Service Learning and Leadership) was nominated and has accepted the nomination to serve as a Jameson Fellow for 2020. This Las Vegas-based initiative is intended to connect community members with one another to create a culture of greater cohesion across nonprofit sectors. It is an honor to be included as a fellow, and will further the great work that Bernstein is doing as an assistant director for service learning and leadership.
November 15, 2019
The Administrative Faculty Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Professional Development Awards. The six $500 awards were granted to the following individuals for the purpose of funding professional development endeavors. Julie Bertoia, vice president of Research & Economic Development Nicole Stella, Academic Success Center Marcedes Butler, Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost Lisa Kappil, Student Involvement & Activities Heather Rappaport, Student...
November 14, 2019
A number of UNLV communicators and other staff members received high marks from the Las Vegas Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during the recent Pinnacle Awards ceremony. The Las Vegas chapter sends the entries to judges outside the local market for evaluation to provide the most objective evaluation and determination of the winners. UNLV Awards included: "Best of Show" across all Tactics categories: UNLV Magazine (Spring ’18, Fall ’18, Spring ’19 issues) to Cate Weeks...
November 12, 2019
Romeo Jackson, Alex Romero, Kayla Tanaid (all Student Diversity & Social Justice) recently completed a 60-hour financial coaching training through Opportunity Alliance Nevada in partnership with Supporting Our Students (S.O.S.) Emergency Relief Fund program.
November 7, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) and Sarah Kutten (University of Oregon) presented at the Western Regional Conference of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The topic was "#WhileBlack: Cultivating Black Student Development through Supervision, Advising, and Student Engagement."
October 31, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) and Tamara Marino (Community Engagement) presented at the recent Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities annual conference in Philadelphia. Their presentation was titled "Grounding Service-Learning Theory and Practice in Las Vegas." Additionally, Satterwhite presented three concurrent sessions, facilitated one full-day pre-conference session, and one spotlight symposium luncheon at the recent International Leadership Association annual...
October 14, 2019
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity and Social Justice) recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article with Alex C. Lange & Antonio Duran in the Journal of College Student Development titled "The State of LGBT and Queer Research in Higher Education Revisited: Current Academic Houses and Future Possibilities."
October 1, 2019
Anabel Chavva (Service Learning and Leadership), Kevin Wright (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Cecil Yeckes (Sociology) Theresa Butler (Urban Studies), and Zarria Benniefield (Engineering) were part of a panel hosted by the HOPE Scholars Program and Faculty Center last month. Panel members discussed ways to support students who are experiencing food and/or housing insecurity. Benniefield, Butler, and Yeckes are students.
August 27, 2019
Kevin Wright (Student Diversity & Social Justice) collaborated with Presence, a campus engagement platform for institutions that insist on providing world-class student opportunities to learn and succeed, to publish a piece on the foundations of serving college students who are experiencing homelessness. The title of the piece is "More Students Are Experiencing Homelessness Than Ever Before. Here’s How to Offer Support."
August 15, 2019
Leanne Soter and Stine Odegard (both Service Learning and Leadership) co-presented earlier this month at the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada's (GSSNV) 7th annual LEAD Conference: Your Next Step In Leadership. Their session, "The Service Mindset," was aimed at supporting troops and service units to take the leap to do more community service — and to do so in a reflective, responsible, and reciprocal way. In a year-round capacity, Soter and Odegard serve on the GSSNV Outdoor Committee, but for...